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‘Know India Programme’ for youth diaspora completes its 20 years of journey

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2023


The Flagship programme of the External Affairs Ministry-‘Know India Programme’ for the youth diaspora has completed its 20 years. Secretary of Consular, Passport, Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs in the Ministry, Muktesh Pardeshi addressed the Valedictory Session of the 70th edition of the Know India Programme yesterday in New Delhi. The 70th Know India Programme was held from the 11th to the 29th of this month. Thirty-four participants from Fiji, Mauritius, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Colombia attended the programme.

The Ministry in a statement said that the programme has reached a significant milestone of 20 years, making it one of the longest-running diaspora engagement programmes of the Government of India. It added that the Programme was launched in 2003, with the primary objective of fostering closer connections between Indian diaspora youth and their ancestral homeland. The three-week programme provides diaspora youth exposure to India’s history and cultural heritage, along with the growth and development of modern India.

The Ministry said that the Know India Programme is open to Persons of Indian Origin, aged between 21 to 35 years, from all the countries. It informed that the 71st Know India Programme will be organised from the 3rd to the 19th of next month.

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